GOP prods a hesitant Scott Brown to run for Senate

Republicans have begun a “full court press’’ to persuade the increasingly reluctant Brown to run in the special election to replace John F. Kerry.

Kevin Cullen

The virtues of inexperience

Saying Mo ­Cowan shouldn’t keep John Kerry’s seat warm in the US Senate because he lacks experience is a bit much.

As the size the of average television is growing, the prices are plummeting.

Debee Tlumacki for the Boston Globe

At home, huge screen can be a hard sell

Televisions are growing and with them so is the old argument about how big is too big.

Boston’s downtown condo market soared in 2012

Sales rose 28.9 percent last year over 2011, while the median price increased 5.69 percent.

“Over the years I learned this really is just all about people,’’ a reflective Senator John Kerry said Thursday.

Dina Rudick/Globe Staff

Globally bound, John Kerry first retraces, recalls roots

Newly confirmed Secretary of State John Kerry embarked on a nostalgia tour through the state he represented for the better part of three decades.

The sellout streak is the second-longest in pro sports.

Red Sox season-ticket renewals down 10%

Could the sellout streak be in jeopardy? The renewal lapse is seen as a sign that even hardcore fans are cooling in their enthusiasm after a joyless 2012 season.

The damage to the Superdome has been repaired, and a new name attached.

Dan Shaughnessy

Reflections on New Orleans, 11 years later

After everything that happened with the Patriots winning the Super Bowl and Hurricane Katrina, it feels a little weird to be in the city.

Spots cost $3.8 million for 30 seconds and rival the game itself, ratcheting up pressure on agencies to make clients happy — and keep their jobs.

Super Bowl a high-stakes game for ad makers

Spots cost $3.8 million for 30 seconds and rival the game itself, ratcheting up pressure on agencies to make clients happy.

Scene & Heard

Music-obsessed find a trove of wonders at Weirdo Records

This weekend owner Angela Sawyer is celebrating Weirdo’s fourth anniversary with a gonzo party at O’Brien’s Pub.

Globe Insiders

From the Archives | Photo gallery

//[2].jpg The (Mystic) Tobin Bridge

The Mystic Bridge opened for traffic on Feb. 26, 1950, and was renamed in honor of former Boston mayor and Massachusetts governor Maurice J. Tobin in 1967.


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Attorney General Coakley cited a serious violation of state law.

Robo-signing firm agrees to pay $1.6 million to Mass.

A multistate settlement will resolve allegations that a Florida foreclosure processing company engaged in document “robo-signing,” Attorney General Martha Coakley said.